County Durham local elections


County Durham local elections

County Durham Unitary Council is elected every four years. Since becoming a unitary authority in 2008, 126 councillors have been elected from 63 wards.[1]

Contents

Political control

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - present

Council elections

Before becoming a unitary election

County Durham Council election, 2001

County Durham Council election, 2005 (boundary changes increased the number of seats by 2)[3]

As a unitary authority

County Durham Council election, 2008

Details can also be view on the council website of the results: http://www.durham.gov.uk/pages/Service.aspx?ServiceId=721

By-election results

1997-2008

Bishop Auckland Town By-Election 30 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 689 42.9 +1.2
Labour 601 37.4 -21.0
Conservative 318 19.8 +19.8
Majority 88 5.5
Turnout 1,608 22.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Burnopfield and Dipton By-Election 28 November 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Reginald Ord 519 37.2 +2.2
Labour 500 35.8 -18.3
Liberal Democrat 322 23.1 +23.1
Conservative 54 3.9 -7.1
Majority 19 1.4
Turnout 1,395 22.0
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Stanley By-Election 17 July 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Vaux 1,702 56.1 -20.6
Liberal Democrat David Rolfe 566 18.7 +4.3
BNP Dean McAdam 509 16.8 +16.8
Conservative Stuart Tilney 256 8.4 -0.5
Majority 1,136 37.4
Turnout 3,033 46.4
Labour hold Swing
Woodhouse Close By-Election 26 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Lethbridge 1,538 66.3 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Jody Dunn 782 33.7 +9.6
Majority 756 32.6
Turnout 2,320 43.7
Labour hold Swing
Durham South By-Election 26 January 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abiodun Williams 834 51.6 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Isobell Lunan 561 34.7 -9.1
Conservative Michael Fishwick 220 13.6 +4.2
Majority 273 16.9
Turnout 1,615 34.0
Labour hold Swing
Framwellgate Moor By-Election 8 June 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Burlison 1,187 43.4 -5.5
Liberal Democrat Redvers Crooks 1,037 37.9 -2.9
Independent Ian Rutland 267 9.8 +9.8
Conservative Patricia Wynne 245 9.0 -1.4
Majority 150 5.5
Turnout 2,737 37.1
Labour hold Swing
Dawden By-Election 19 October 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edwin Mason 775 84.0 +4.3
Conservative Lucille Nicholson 148 16.0 -4.3
Majority 627 68.0
Turnout 923 18.7
Labour hold Swing
Ouston and Urpeth By-Election 30 November 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Carr 665 57.7 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Sean Kilkenny 487 42.3 +19.2
Majority 178 15.4
Turnout 1,152 18.6
Labour hold Swing

2008-2012

Barnard Castle East By-Election 4 June 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Rowlandson 1,263 46.9 +4.2
Independent Anthony Cooke 634 23.5 -20.0
Liberal Democrat Michael Newlands 479 17.8 +17.8
Labour Sharon Longcroft 319 11.8 -1.9
Majority 629 23.4
Turnout 2,695 38.9
Conservative hold Swing
Easington By-Election 11 February 2010[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Barker 702 55.8 -8.3
Independent Terry Murray 311 24.7 +24.7
Liberal Democrat Carole Harrison 126 10.0 -25.9
Conservative Mergaret Reid 120 9.5 +9.5
Majority 391 31.1
Turnout 1,259 20.9
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Councillors - general information". Durham County Council. http://www.durham.gov.uk/Pages/Service.aspx?ServiceId=358. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Durham". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/elections/local_council/08/html/20ue.stm. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Local election results: Durham". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/locals/html/3857.stm. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Lib Dem win follows family tradition". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-11-29. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2002/nov/29/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Lib Dems fail in key bylelection". London: guardian.co.uk. 2006-01-27. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2006/jan/27/localgovernment.byelections. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Burlison retains seat for Labour". The Journal. 2006-06-10. p. 35. 
  7. ^ "Mixed results for Tories in council byelections". London: guardian.co.uk. 2006-10-20. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/oct/20/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  8. ^ "News in brief". The Northern Echo. 2006-12-02. p. 15. 
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Durham County Council. http://www.durham.gov.uk/PDFApproved/ElectionsResultBarnardCastleEastED.pdf. Retrieved 2010-02-07. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Labour maintains majority on Durham County Council with Easington victory". The Northern Echo. 2010-02-12. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/5004301.Labour_maintains_majority_on_Durham_County_Council_with_Easington_victory/. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 

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